Applied Human Nutrition

Masters of Science in Applied Human Nutrition

The Applied Nutrition program envisage a national and international collaborative work in nutrition training, research and community nutrition education for the achievement of adequate nutrition security needed for enhancing the full genetic potential and the socioeconomic progress of the Ethiopian society.

The MSc program in Applied nutrition at the University of Bahir Dar is designed to equipment graduates to work effectively in a variety of settings such as leading nutrition training programs, working with healthcare professionals to provide nutrition counseling, conducting research relevant to the Ethiopian nutritional problems, and to provide input to regional and federal level nutrition policy decisions and incorporating emerging nutrition science knowledge base to problem-solving.  

Objectives of the program

  • To produce specialists in human nutrition who will be able to teach, and advice policy makers with regards to the nutrition situation in Ethiopia.
  • To produce specialists trained to nutrition counseling at various levels to bring desired behavior changes.
  • To produce graduates who will tackle nutritional problems related to communities.
  • To enhance the capacity of undertaking research on various nutritional problems of the country.
  • To increase the quality of research undertaking by the academic staff.
  • To strengthen local, regional as well as international collaborations in nutrition training and research
Graduate Profile
Graduates of the Applied Human Nutrition program at MSc levels are supposed to serve in various organizations at different positions some of which are indicated as follows:
  • Program specialists  
  • Project coordinators and managers  
  • Researchers and teachers in higher learning institutions & other training centres  \
  • Nutritionists in health care centres and hospitals  
  • Food and nutrition security as program heads  
  • Food and nutrition policy maker and legislator. 
  • Coordinating and monitoring food and nutrition security programs
Duration of the program
Two years
Medium of Instruction
Admission criteria
Applicants should have a bachelor of science/art degree in human science, biological science, health and medical sciences, natural science, food science, or other field of study. Fulfilment of other admission requirements of the graduate school of BiT will also be required.
Annual intake
25 students
Tuition fee
(2020/21 rate)
Contact person
Mesfin Wogayehu, PhD.